Google has released Beta 6 of Android Q bringing the final beta release for developers, with the official release to consumers “just a few weeks away.”
Huawei has stated many of its newest devices will be able to receive the next version of the Android operating system, despite a US trade ban restricting access to products.
Google has released Beta 4 of Android Q bringing the final Android Q APIs for developers. The Beta 4 update includes the latest Android Q system images for Pixel and Android Emulator, along with the final Android Q developer APIs (API level 29), the official API 29 SDK, and updated build tools for Android Studio. Together, these give developers everything they need to test their apps for compatibility with Android Q and build with Android Q features and APIs.
Huawei has opened a global Android Q Developer Recruitment drive for beta testers, running now through June 30. Developers are invited to try out the latest Android test build on HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and contribute to optimising and improving device compatibility of Android Q.
Google has released Beta 3 of Android Q and the focus this year is on bringing new mobile experiences, more control of privacy and enhanced security.
Google has released Beta 2 of Android Q and among fixes and other features, it has brought the foldable emulator for developers. The foldable emulator will let developers make games and apps for the upcoming wave of foldable devices.
Google has released Beta 1 of Android Q for early adopters and a preview SDK for developers, and you can install it on any of Google’s Pixel phones. This release will inevitably include ample bugs and half-finished features, but it’s the first glimpse of Google’s vision for the future of Android.
The most recent pre-release code of Android Q indicates that phone makers and wireless carriers will have expanded capabilities for locking down smartphones to specific networks. This will be done through the SIM card, with Android Q introducing controls to essentially create whitelists and blacklist